A modification of the (originally described by mammoplasty) is presented for patients undergoing skin-conserving mastectomy and reconstruction. This approach has several advantages; not only does it facilitate good exposure for the oncological surgeon to carry out the mastectomy, but it can easily be extended into the axilla to allow nodal clearance and microvascular access. It creates a suitable pocket into which a flap can be tailored or implant/expander inserted, and further adjustment of the breast size or shape can be undertaken easily. Most importantly, the scar is confined to the infralateral aspect of the breast, leaving the aesthetically important upper and medial breast skin scar free.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Breast reconstruction
- Skin conservation